Ed Murray Supports a City Income Tax and He’d Really Like You to Think It Was His Idea (It Wasn't)

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Regardless of who gets the credit, this would be great. However, the slogan "Tax the rich!" pretty much translates to "Tax the Everyone!" in Seattle.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news…
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So McGinn publicizes the city income tax idea at his re-election attempt announcement and suddenly Murray has been working on just such an idea for a month? Riiiiiiight.

The Pothole Palooza announcement yesterday (hey, who isn't in favor of pothole filling?!) was also priceless.

Mayor grasping, grasping, grasping at the straws blowing awaaaaaayyyyyyyy.
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Doubt it. Most wealthy people are good at legally avoiding taxes. They pay 7 or 8 percent total while you poor pay 30 percent.

Just saying. Only if there is a flat income tax with a base 1,000,000 USD exemption and no exceptions on all income including deferred would this mean anything
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Ed Murray should run for state office and try to change Washington's laws prohibiting an income tax. Maybe state representative or senator. Or both.
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Can you copyright ideas?
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@3. Those making over 250k pay over half the federal income tax. Sure there are extreme examples of unfairness by the rich, but it's hardly the norm.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/201…

If Seattle passes an income tax, I would suspect the WA legislature to ban it pretty quickly.
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@6With the east side Democrats leading the charge
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wow, talk about a 'hail mary' effort, tryna take the wind out his opponents sails? selfish maneuver, imho.
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I'm just commenting here to commend DOUG.'s straight-faced, cold-blooded takedown @4.
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Why is this paper so biased against Ed? The reporting feels incredibly slanted. This is NOT the first time he has discussed the idea.
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@6, they wouldn't need to. The State Supreme Court already ruled income taxes are unconstitutional, back in the 30s. This is a token gesture, at best.